Venture Creation Manager
Bart Dooms is a Venture Creation Manager at VITO, a leading European independent research and technology organization in the areas of cleantech and sustainable development. VITO is one of the founding organization of EnergyVille a research institute in the field of sustainable energy and intelligent energy systems.
Bart is a successful startup coach/jury member at several startup initiatives (EIT startup days, cleantech challenge, ClimateLaunchPad, LSU coach, …)
As country lead of ClimateLaunchPad, he coached 2 years in a row Belgian startup teams to the top ten of the European finals.
He uses design thinking to develop new products from stubbed apple trees with his company www.Haspenwood.com. Resulting in winning the Henry Van De Velde Award 2016 in the category efficiency.
As Venture creation manager he brings people with different skills together to think how (EnergyVille/VITO) technology can be brought to the market. Successful startups includes http://www.activ84health.eu/ , http://unifly.aero/ companies that are recognized in their domain, resulting in winning prestigious prices and market share.
He previously held positions at Acerta, Ubizen (cyber security), MediaMine(startup) & Concentra Media.
Passionate about the combination of creativity and exponential technologies to predict the next disruption towards a sustainable society.
“Follow Your Passion and You Will Never Work a Day in Your Life”